Meet the Doctors

Meet the dental professionals at Pacific Friends Dental. We are proud to offer the best dental care to our patients and look forward to seeing you at your next visit to our dental office.
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Meet Your Dentists

Our skilled dental team is here to help you keep your smile healthy and bright. Learn more about our team below, and we look forward to seeing you in the office soon!

Dr. Dorina Popescu

Welcome to Dr. Dorina Popescu’s dental practice! With over 20 years of experience in cosmetic, general, and children’s dentistry, Dr. Dorina is not just a dentist; she is a passionate expert dedicated to your dental well-being. Her journey in dentistry began at a young age, culminating in graduating with honors from the esteemed Carol Davila School of Dentistry. Having moved to California in 2003 to join her beloved husband, she not only met but exceeded the requirements for her California dental license, earning exceptional accolades.

Dr. Dorina’s commitment to dental education and excellence led to a teaching position at UCLA School of Dentistry, where she served as a clinical restorative lecturer until 2014. Now, as the leader of our practice, she brings her wealth of knowledge and skill to ensure that you receive top-notch dental care. We warmly welcome you to experience the expertise and passion that define Dr. Dorina’s approach to dentistry.

Dr. Dorina’s philosophy of practice is based on the following cardinal points:

  • Integrity: Experience honest, patient-centered care tailored to your needs. Dr. Dorina listens attentively, ensuring your concerns are heard and addressed with transparency.
  • Continual Self-Improvement: Driven by a pursuit of excellence, she goes beyond standard education requirements, holding certifications like BioClear, SmileFast, and Invisalign. Expect a commitment to responsible, minimally invasive dentistry that crafts beautiful, healthy smiles without unnecessary sacrifices.
  • Safety First: Your well-being is paramount. Every procedure is conducted with meticulous care under Rubber Dam or DryShield isolation, ensuring a safe and high-quality dental experience.
  • Cosmetic Brilliance for All Ages: Uncover the beauty of your smile with Dr. Dorina’s expertise. Whether you’re young or young-at-heart, cosmetic treatments are tailored to enhance your natural radiance.

Beyond the clinic, Dr. Dorina finds joy in sharing moments with her family and exploring the wonders of travel. We warmly invite you to join our dental family and experience the compassionate and skillful care that defines Dr. Dorina’s practice.

Dr. Joseph P. Sciarra

I have had the privilege of providing dental care to thousands of the finest children to be found anywhere. As a Pediatric Dentist, I feel strongly about the importance and advantages of introducing kids to their dentist at a very young age. Youngsters that begin their dental visits around age two will learn to accept dental care more readily and with less apprehension. By starting children so young, many dental problems can also be prevented by early intervention.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from St. Mary’s College of California
  • Dental Degree from Loyola University, Chicago
  • Pediatric Dental Training at Children’s Hospital Dayton, Ohio
  • Married for 43 years, wife Ella is dental hygienist and works in the office. They have 3 children.
  • Proud Papa to two granddaughters, Savanna Marie and Scarlett Stella.
  • Dr. Joe enjoys snow skiing, traveling, and spending time with family boating on the Colorado River.

About Dr. Joe

  • Member, San Fernando Valley Dental Society
  • Member, California Dental Association
  • Member, American Dental Association, served as officer in many capacities for over 20 years
  • Member, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Member, American Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Past Faculty, Western University College of Dental Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

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